Group texts are one of the best ways to keep in touch with all your friends or family members simultaneously. However, it can quickly get out of hand when someone keeps sending stupid messages. If you are in one such situation and are wondering how to remove yourself from a group text, this article will prove helpful!
Since the group text feature was introduced on your phones, our life has become pretty smooth. Now, if you plan a get-together or a party, you don’t have to call or message your friends and invite them over individually. You can send a message in a group text, and everyone will be notified.
But the downside is that you sometimes keep receiving messages you don’t need. I am sure that there’s at least one person in your group who keeps forwarding stupid messages or inundating your inbox with “good morning” or “good night” texts.
If you find yourself in this kind of situation, you will surely want to remove yourself from the group text. I mean, what’s the other option, right? So, in this article, I will show you a couple of ways to remove yourself from a group text, no matter what device you are using or what app you use to message your friends and family.
How to Remove Yourself From A Group Text on iPhone?
If you are using one of the iPhones, and all your friends and family use the same, it’s very easy to get yourself out of a group text.
If you are using iPhone, then that means that you must be using the Messages app, and it’s pretty easy to leave a conversation on that.
Open the Messages app and then open the group you are planning on leaving, and then follow the steps below:
- Click on the top of the conversation, where the group’s name is displayed.
- This will open the “Details” page.
- Scroll down until you find the “Leave this Conversation” option.
- Click on it.
- Next, tap on the “Leave this Conversation” option to confirm.
- Then, tap “Done” on the top.
- That’s it! You have successfully exited the group.
By following these simple steps, you can remove yourself from any group text you no longer want to be a part of.
But leaving a group text might be a bit of an extreme reaction in certain situations. You can simply mute the conversation if you don’t want to leave the group text but don’t want to get irritated by the constant stream of notifications and new messages.
This way, you will still be a part of the group but won’t feel inundated by all the messages other group members share.
So, how to do this? Follow the below steps to mute the conversation and stop getting any notifications for the same:
- Open the Messages app, go to the group chat you wish to mute, and then click on the top of the conversation where the group’s name is displayed.
- Next, scroll down on the “Details” page until you find the “Hide Alerts” option.
- Toggle the option “on” to enable it.
- That’s it!
This way, you have successfully turned off any notifications or alerts for this group chat on your phone. You will still be a part of the group text, and you will be able to see all the messages and send any message you want, but you won’t receive any notification when a new message is sent.
How to Remove Yourself From A Group Text on Android?
If you use an Android smartphone and find yourself a part of a group conversation without your permission, you might feel like exiting the group.
You might expect the process of leaving a group to be simple, but that’s not the case. Unfortunately, for Android users, there’s no option to leave a group text.
This is quite frustrating because you might find yourself in a group text that you want to leave, but you only have options to either turn off the notifications or block the group chat entirely. There’s no way for you to leave the conversation.
So, how can you mute the notifications from a group text? Here’s how:
- Open the messaging app on your Android and then open the group text you want to mute.
- Tap on the menu button (the one with the three dots at the top) and then select the “Group Details” option.
- Scroll down till you find the “Allow Notifications” option.
- Toggle it “off,” and it will disable notifications.
- That’s it!
Following the above steps, you can disable all notifications from the group text. So, next time when a new message arrives, you can be sure that you won’t get any notification from it.
But, as I said, it just mutes the conversation. You are still a part of the group, you receive messages, and you will be able to send messages; you just won’t receive any notification and won’t know when there’s a new message in the group.
How to Leave A Group Text on WhatsApp?
WhatsApp is a pretty popular chat messaging application that’s used by billions of people all over the world. It’s also an excellent way for friends who have different phones to stay in touch with each other.
I am sure you use WhatsApp on a daily basis to send and receive messages from your friends and family members. And so, it’s highly likely that you are part of several WhatsApp groups. Some of these groups you like to be a part of, while other groups you were added to without your permission.
So, the process is pretty simple if you want to remove yourself from a group chat on WhatsApp. Here’s how you can do that:
- Open WhatsApp on your phone.
- Open the Group chat that you plan on leaving.
- Next, click on the group’s name at the top of the conversation.
- Scroll all the way down, and you will find the “Exit Group” option.
- Click on that option and confirm your action.
- You are now no longer a part of that particular group.
See how easy it was to leave a group chat on WhatsApp. Once you have left the WhatsApp group, you can delete the group from your chat list. You won’t receive any messages unless someone adds you back to the group. If that happens, you can ask them not to add you back or block the person who’s been adding you back to the group.
How to Leave A Group Chat on Facebook Messenger?
Facebook Messenger is another popular messaging app used by billions of people worldwide. It also allows you to create groups and chat with multiple people simultaneously.
Here’s the step-by-step process if you want to remove yourself from a group text that someone created on FB Messenger and added you in it:
- Open Facebook Messenger.
- Select the conversation you no longer wish to be a part of.
- Tap on the Group icon at the top of the page.
- Go to the “Options” section.
- Tap on the “Leave Chat” option and then confirm it by pressing “Leave.”
- And you’re done!
There you have it! Now you know how to leave a group text on Android and iPhone, and you also know how to leave a group chat on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
If you are using some other messaging app that I haven’t covered in the article, then you don’t need to worry because the process to leave a group text is almost similar on every smartphone and every messaging app. You just have to go to the “settings” or “info” page of the group, and you will find the option to leave the group over there.
That brings us to the end of the article. I hope I was able to help you in figuring out how to remove yourself from a group text. So, if you liked the article, share it with your friends and let them know how easy it is to leave a group chat!